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  • ANKARA/ ISTANBUL, April 6- Turkey blocked access to Twitter and YouTube on Monday over the publication of photographs of an Istanbul prosecutor held at gunpoint by far-left militants hours before he was killed in a shootout last week, officials said. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said a prosecutor had sought the block on access to social media sites...

  • NAIROBI, April 6- The Kenyan air force has bombed two al Shabaab camps in Somalia, a defence force source said on Monday, in the first major military response to last week's attack by the militant group on a Kenyan university. Gunmen from the al Qaeda- aligned group killed 148 people on Thursday when they stormed the Garissa University College campus, some 200 km from...

  • TRIPOLI, April 5- Libya's Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said his government would run its own oil sales and deposit revenues abroad in a bid to divert proceeds away from a rival, self-declared administration in Tripoli. On Sunday, a suicide bomber struck at a checkpoint near the Tripoli- allied town of Misrata, killing at least six people, including a woman and...

  • High security for Kenyan churches after attacks Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 4:05 AM ET
    A survivor of an attack by islamist gunmen claimed by al-Shabab on a university campus in Garissa, northern Kenya is comforted by a colleague after arriving in Nairobi on April 4, 2015.

    After al Shabaab gunmen massacred nearly 150 people at a Kenyan university on Thursday, singling out Christians for point-blank executions, churches in Kenya are turning to armed guards to protect their Easter Sunday congregations.

  • Militants vow Kenya will 'run red with blood' Saturday, 4 Apr 2015 | 3:45 AM ET
    People wait in front of the morgue of Chiromo Campus of Nairobi University to identify the corpses of their relatives killed during the Al-Shabaab terrorists' gun attack on Garissa University College, in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 03, 2015.

    Somali militants threatened to stage more bloody attacks on Kenya after the group's fighters killed nearly 150 people.

  • GARISSA, Kenya, April 2- Gunmen from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a university in Kenya and killed at least 147 people on Thursday, in the worst attack on Kenyan soil since the U.S. embassy was bombed in 1998.. The siege ended nearly 15 hours after the Somali group's gunmen shot their way into the Garissa University College campus in a pre-dawn...

  • Terror group al-Shabab attacks in Kenya   Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Terror group al-Shabab attacks in Kenya

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports at least 14 people were killed in a terrorist attack at a Kenyan university. The US Embassy in Kenya is saying the Islamic Group al-Shabab is to blame.

  • GARISSA, Kenya, April 2- GARISSA, Kenya, April 2- Gunmen from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a Kenyan university campus on Thursday, killing and wounding dozens of students and staff. Police and soldiers surrounded the Garissa University College and exchanged gunfire with the attackers throughout the day. Sheik Abdiasis Abu Musab, an Al Shabaab's...

  • CNBC update: Iran nuclear agreement   Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 12:31 PM ET
    CNBC update: Iran nuclear agreement

    Reuters is reporting nuclear talks in Iran will continue until June 30th, and two women in New York have been arrested on terror-related charges, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • NAIROBI, April 2- At least 14 people were reported killed on Thursday when Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a university campus near Kenya's border with Somalia, taking Christian students hostage and battling security forces over several hours. Police and soldiers surrounded and sealed off Garissa University College and were attempting to flush...

  • NAIROBI, April 2- At least 14 people were reported killed on Thursday when Islamist militants stormed a university campus near Kenya's border with Somalia, taking Christian students hostage and battling security forces over several hours. Police and soldiers surrounded and sealed off Garissa University College and were attempting to flush out the gunmen,...

  • Yemen crisis: The timeline   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:12 PM ET
    A Houthi fighter at the site of an air strike at a residential area near Sanaa Airport in Yemen, March 26, 2015.

    A Saudi-led coalition - including the U.S - has launched airstrikes on Yemen as the country, ridden with extremist groups, edges closer to civil war. CNBC recaps the events leading up to that point.

  • DUBAI, March 26- Economies and markets in the wealthy Gulf oil exporters barely blinked when Islamist militants overran parts of neighbouring Iraq last year, and they look likely to ride out escalating conflict in Yemen with similar ease. Air strikes against Houthi forces in Yemen by Saudi Arabia on Thursday raised the prospect of a proxy war, with Shi'ite Iran...

  • Yemeni men search for survivors in rubble of buildings after airstrikes of a 10-member coalition of Gulf countries in Yemeni capital Sanaa.

    Military intervention by Saudi Arabia in the conflict in Yemen is ringing alarm bells around the Middle East and the world.

  • March 25- Emergent BioSolutions Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its treatment for inhaled anthrax, triggering a $7 million milestone payment from the Department of Health and Human Services. Emergent Bio developed the treatment, Anthrasil, as part of a $160 million contract it signed in 2005 with the Biomedical Advanced Research and...

  • Why Gulf should be more worried about Yemen than oil Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 11:02 AM ET
    Houthi rebel fighters patrol a road in Sanaa January 23, 2015.

    Civil strife and terrorism in Yemen could pose a greater threat to the Gulf countries of the Middle East than tumbling oil prices, a major bank said.

  • Global flash points: Iran and ISIS   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 7:06 AM ET
    Global flash points: Iran and ISIS

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates, shares his thoughts on geopolitical tensions in the Middle East.

  • ISIS: The richest terror group, spending too fast Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    ISIS fighters on parade

    An analysis shows ISIS is the world's richest terror group, owing to a nearly $400 million raid on an Iraqi bank in 2014, NBC reports.

  • French far right set to win in weekend vote Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 2:04 AM ET

    France’s Front National is poised to triumph in local elections this Sunday, in what will be a key test for the country’s struggling government.

  • A woman protests the surveillance of U.S. citizens by the NSA outside the Justice Department, January 17, 2014.

    Glenn Greenwald, the gatekeeper of Edward Snowden's files, tells CNBC that mass surveillance on citizens by governments is making it harder for anti-terror agencies to spot terrorist plots.